Obsession pays: after 1,460 days, 500 Uber Eats deliveries, 160+ applications, ~63 rejection letters, and 4 offers, I signed a piece of paper that would set in motion my first full-time role in 4 years.
Lore: a story or fact passed between generations yet rarely questioned of its truth anymore. What lores do you believe? Whether you're just starting your a company or a serial founder, you'll find value in these 5 deceptively simple "startup lores" most fall for.
"Never stop testing, and your advertising will never stop improving" was said NOT by a modern day marketer but by the godfather of advertising, Mr Oglivy himself. So where do you start to measure marketing success? User Acquisition paper trails us to the solution.
The next time a marketer pushes the concept of using saturated marketing channels like social and search ads, pause and consider these average CTRs (click through rates).
"Marketing is a tax you pay for not building a phenomenal product." I'm not going to tell you what you want to hear, but rather what you should hear: marketing accelerates growth, it doesn't cause it.
"How dare you settle for less when the world has made it so easy to be remarkable?" All founders need to learn to be marketers. No need to hire one at your lean startup with these 6 best-in-class marketing tools (that happen to be free).
I would have paid for a "conference game playbook" telling me untapped tricks to meeting speakers & venture capitalists. So we created one: The Beginners Guide To Conference Game. If Part 1 was a snapshot, this is the first, full roll.
It's 10AM & Leah Busque, TaskRabbit Former Founder, is being bombarded by aspiring entrepreneurs at a conference. Like a gazelle preyed on by lions, this happens too often & leaves both sides disappointed. Well, here is your solution.
And you're OFF! Your "purple cow" product is in dev and you feel ON FIRE (damn it feels good to start a company). But you're missing one piece: traction. Click to learn a proven roadmap to drive users to your mic-dropping product.
Startup Essentials are simple but vital concepts for making entrepreneurial endeavor as successful as possible. Please enjoy this 2nd installment talking about the importance of having a remarkable idea.